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Subject:  Re: New here! Have questions! Date:  5/5/2013  4:34 PM
Author:  aj485 Number:  306960 of 310729

Welcome back.

My husband and I have 5 credit cards between us. He has 3, I have 2. One of his has a zero balance (limit $400), one has a $56 balance (limit $500) and one has a $200 balance (limit $500). I have two... one is almost maxed out at $390, with a $400 limit, and the other has a $50 balance with a $400 limit.

So, my questions are... we have scheduled payments so that we can get
the three cards with high balances near zero in the next two months.

See, this is kind of worrisome. Why do you have balances on the cards that you were not able to pay off immediately, and have to take the next 2 months to pay it off? While you don't have a lot of debt (yours is $440, and DH's is $256, for a total of $696) - the fact that you are carrying balances at all, only a couple years out of BK is not